Concord Rangers vs Eastleigh FC LIVE

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  • Concord Rangers 3-2 Eastleigh FC
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  • Skrill South
  • Kick off 3pm

5:02pm

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5:02pm

Ryman North

Thurrock 3-0 BArkingside

Aveley 1-3 Dereham

Tilbury 2-3 Waltham Abbey

5:00pm

Full time results 

Ryman Premier

East Thurrock 0-1 Wingate

Lewes 0-1 Grays

Bury 0-1 Billericay

Hampton 0-2 Canvey

 

4:58pm

Eastleigh played very very well with only ten men for most of the second half. But a late winner sees Concord take the spoils. Brilliant result for the Beach Boys.

4:58pm

Eastleigh played very very well with only ten men for most of the second half. But a late winner sees Concord take the spoils. Brilliant result for the Beach Boys.

4:57pm

Strevens with a chance but he heads straight at the keeper! The referee blows up! Concord win!

4:56pm

Dan Cowley chose his subs well today! Great management.

4:55pm

Concord are looking to consolidate possession late on. They have won a freekick in the far corner. Who bets they keep it there?

4:54pm

The excellent Sam Collins is replaced by Joe Gardener.

4:53pm

Fantastic cross by White from the left finds substitute Cawley and his looping header beats the keeper and finds the far corner. 

4:52pm

It's a Concord goal! Amazing!

4:52pm

Only minutes to go. Seemed as though the points will be shared. Probably a fair result although Eastleigh have done very well with only 10 men.

4:50pm

Poor ball evades everyone and its a throw on the far side.

4:50pm

Southam bursts into the box but is denied by a fantastic block by Glozier. Corner is cleared by King but the ball comes back and it's another corner.

4:47pm

Collins and White link up brilliantly but the latter's shot is just beyond Stokes. So close to a winner!

4:45pm

Terrific pass by Stokes finds Cawley but his touch is poor and the keeper claims.

4:44pm

Jamie Collins has talked himself into the referee's book.

4:43pm

Green with a fierce shot but it's straight at Butler.

4:42pm

Ten minutes to go at the Aspect Arena. This could go either way.

4:41pm

Southam is booked for a late tackle on Ogilvie.

4:41pm

Concord havent had many chances this afternoon but have been clinical with the opportunities they have created.

4:39pm

It's an equaliser and it is substitute Tony Stokes. His header at the near post flies past Flitney like a bullet. Great goal.

4:38pm

Goal for Concord!

4:38pm

Collins near post drive is looking for Goodacre. Corner.

4:37pm

Collins shoots from 30 yards once again but the Concord man sees his near post shot tipped wide. First real effort of the second half for the Beach Boys.

4:35pm

Concord sub - Steve Cawley comes on for Banton.

4:34pm

Ben Wright has been replaced by Craig McAllister for Eastleigh.

4:33pm

Disaster for Concord. Ben Strevens scores after a mix up between Gordon and Butler. The keeper can't claim the ball and leaves an easy tap in for the forward. 

4:32pm

It's a goal for Eastleigh!

4:31pm

Concord sub - the excellent Taylor Miles is replaced by Tony Stokes.

4:29pm

Ball is cleared by Collins. Away side still look the better team with 10 men. 

4:28pm

Wight and Glozier have been called to the referee after some pushing and shoving. No cards shown though. Eastleigh have a corner.

4:26pm

Looks as though Dillon will slot in at centre back with Spence moving to right midfield and Beckwith at right back.

4:25pm

Change for Eastleigh - Fleetwood is replaced by Chris Dillon.

4:23pm

Ogilvie with a very speculative shot from 30 yards which is a long way off target.

4:22pm

Eastleigh still the team pressing after going down to ten men. Green has been a very good outlet this afternoon in the left back position. 

4:20pm

A very strong tackle with King and the ref had no hesitation in producing the red card. A melee afterwards is well dealt with by the man in the middle.

4:18pm

Straight red card for Connolly!

4:17pm

Banton is finding is increasingly difficult to fend of the Eastleigh centre backs. Stokes an option on the bench.

4:14pm

Miles has been impressive in midfield for Concord this Fternoon. Very composed but with some strong driving runs in the midfield.

4:11pm

Connolly is in again but he cannot bring the ball under control and the keeper collects. Away shouts for a penalty there for a tug.

4:10pm

Wright is freed in the left hand channel and his left foot shot is across Butler and into the net.

4:09pm

Equaliser for Eastleigh!

4:09pm

Collins ball in is flicked behind for a corner. The ball is right on top of the keeper who clears very well under pressure.

4:08pm

Eastleigh have begun the second half the same way as the first. Nice slick passing and they have a freekick on the far side.

4:07pm

Eastleigh kick off

4:04pm

Eastleigh out first. Warming up in the centre circle.

4:03pm

Teams back out.

3:54pm

Other scores

Ryman Premier

Hampton 0-1 Canvey

Lewes 0-1 Grays

East Thurrock 0-0 Wingate

Bury 0-1 Billericay

 

Ryman North

Aveley 1-1 Dereham

Thurrock 0-0 Barkingside

Tilbury 2-3 Waltham Abbey

3:51pm

Terrific first half of football. Well contested and a brilliant goal as well. All the glasses have been collected from the Eastleigh fans.

3:50pm

Concord 1-0 Eastleigh

3:50pm

Great turn by Fleetwood in the box and he appeared to be pulled down. Nothing given and the ball is cleared.

3:49pm

Good play between Banton and White but the latter's deflected shot is saved comfortably.

3:47pm

Collins and Ogilvie have switched sides for the last five minutes of the half. Not sure what that is down to.

3:46pm

Collins outswinger is met by King but over the bar.

3:46pm

Concord can be very pleased with this first half. They have held their shape well despite being pulled all over the place by the Eastleigh front three. They have a corner to end the half.

3:44pm

Beckwith in a tangle with Banton in the box but nothing given. He was certainly obstructed but probably not enough for a penalty.

3:43pm

So close to a second. Ogilvie breaks down the left and his low cross is just beyond Banton. The Beach Boys have really stepped up their game in the last ten minutes.

3:40pm

Seems the break in play hasn't served Eastleigh well. The fans have quitened down and the players are struggling.

3:39pm

It has come out of absolutely nothing but what a goal to break the deadlock! Miles finds Collins in the right hand channel and his left footed shot from the corner of the box is bent beautifully past the despairing Flitney. Concord lead!

3:38pm

Unbelievable goal by Sam Collins!

3:37pm

Collins with a fierce shot that is off target. First shot of the day for Concord though - it has taken more than 30 minutes to come.

3:36pm

Seems as though some visiting fans have been told to leave. Game back on.

3:35pm

The away side may be performing but the visiting fans certainly aren't. A glass has been thrown at Butler. Amazingly Danny Cowley has come onto the pitch to reason with the away fans. They have been told to move from behind the goal.

3:33pm

Another chance for the visitors. Southam sprints forward but his cross shot just evades the lunge of Wright. The ball goes narrowly wide.

3:30pm

King and Goodacre have been excellent at the back for Concord. Although the away side have had a number of chances they have made some vital blocks.

3:28pm

Green's freekick is poor but goes straight through the Concord wall and is collected by Butler.

3:27pm

Cowley in late on Wright and Eastleigh have a freekick in a good position. Pressure is growing.

3:26pm

Eastleigh corner after good work by Connolly but the danger is cleared.

3:25pm

Strevens and Wright link up really well and Strevens is in! Fair play to Butler who is off his line in a flash to collect at the striker's feet.

3:23pm

Sam Collins links up well with Banton but the latter can't quite reach the long ball and Flitney can clear.

3:20pm

Saying that, Connolly jumps very well at the far post to find skipper Southam but his drive flies over.

3:19pm

Banton with space on the left but his through ball just evades Ogilvie who had burst from his own half. Concord have looked much more compact since conceding that early chance. 

3:18pm

Banton is looking increasingly isolated up top. Very much a nippy frontman and he is being buffeted a bit by Beckwith and Todd early on.

3:16pm

Concord have their first spell of retained possession. Cowley looking to organise the midfield. Wants more from midweek hero Ogilvie.

3:14pm

Freekick for Concord. Collins delivers but straight into the arms of Flitney.

3:13pm

Fleetwood and Collins with a neat exchange of passes but nothing come of it. Moments later the first real chance. Ben Wright sidesteps the defender but shoots over when he should have scored.

3:10pm

Glozier is sticking very tight to the dangerous Strevens. The Spitfires frontman is starting to show his frustration.

3:08pm

West Ham youngster Miles gets on the ball for the first time and feeds the ball into the channel for Banton. However the ball is cleared.

3:07pm

Strevens with another chance but Butler does well to smother the show from close range.

3:06pm

Concord havent got out of their half so far. Gordon concedes another corner.

3:05pm

Green delivers to Strevens but his flick only finds the side netting at the near post. Strong start from the away side.

3:04pm

Lots of noise from the visiting fans this afternoon. Supporting their team from behind the goal Eastleigh are attacking. Fleetwood wins a corner. 

3:03pm

Good early pressure from Eastleigh. Southam with a free kick to be delivered from the right, it finds Todd at the far post but goes behind.

3:02pm

Concord kick off.

3:01pm

Lovely sunny day on Concord Island as the locals calls it. Pitch is boggy in places but aside from that conditions couldn't be much better.

2:59pm

Teams are out of the tunnel.

2:35pm

Concord will play in yellow and blue. Eastleigh in blue and white. Updates to resume from 3pm.

2:34pm

Plenty of goals running through the away side here. Also - former Fulham and Grays Athletic 'keeper Ross Flitney is between the sticks for Eastleigh this afternoon.

2:33pm

Eastleigh XI: Ross Flitney, Dan Spence, Michael Green, Jamie Collins, Dean Beckwith, Chris Todd, Reece Connolly, Glen Southam, Ben Strevens, Ben Wright, Stuart Fleetwood

Subs: McAllister, Noice, Odubade, Dillon, Wilson

2:31pm

Concord Rangers XI: Jamie Butler, Leon Gordon, Danny Glozier, Nicky Cowley, Steve King, Paul Goodacre, Taylor Miles, James White, Zane Banton, Sam Collins, Gary Ogilvie

Subs: Lampe, Rees, Stokes, Cawley, Gardener

2:29pm

Lampe, Harris, Cawley and Stokes drop out of the side. Loan signings Miles and Banton start.

2:26pm

Teams to follow and and as expected there are changes for Concord.

2:25pm

Good afternoon and welcome to the Echo's live text coverage of Concord Rangers vs Eastleigh in the Skrill South.
This match comes less than two days after The Beachboys reached the Essex Senior Cup final although the home side will make a number of changes for this high-profile clash against second placed Eastleigh.
Concord are expected to hand debuts to two loan signings from Conference side Luton Town. 17-year-old striker Zane Banton and 18-year-old midfielder Ian Rees were ineligible for Thursday's cup win but are available to Danny Cowley today.
With Concord playing every three days for the rest of the month, Cowley is expected to rotate his squad this afternoon.
Meanwhile, Eastleigh come into this game after a midweek draw at Eastbourne Borough. However, Richard Hill's side has goals running through it, with Odubade, Fleetwood and McCallister scoring 27 goals between them this campaign.
In October Concord picked up a very impressive point in the reverse fixture although Eastleigh have designs on automatic promotion after a fantastic run of form.
However, with only one win in their last four away league matches and playing a side looking for their fourth win on the bounce The Spitfires can be sure they will face a tough test today.
Please leave your feedback with @echoluke this afternoon.

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